2. Lake Chelan
I only spent maybe half a day here, but it seems to have a history to it. Pretty raw, but some decent food options. I imagine there is live music around and think I even saw some comedy clubs. It's a good stopover if you're looking for a city on the way from Montana or Wyoming (like from Yellowstone) en route to Seattle.
- Weather. While in Seattle it rarely if ever snows, Washington State as a whole is pretty far north and the farther inland you get, the more mountainous and higher in elevation. So check the weather and for road closures if visiting late fall, winter, or early spring. The Pacific Northwest closer to the coast has the (accurate) reputation of being quite dreary and gray most of the year, though there are of course nice days. Summers are beautiful and pleasant.